Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fiction Book Review - The River

I just finished reading Michael Neale’s first book, The River.  It is the passionate tale of a boy’s love, loss, grief, healing, and discovery.  Readers are sure to identify with various parts of his journey, and find a silent invitation to explore their own souls.  He uses his storytelling gift to explore so many heart issues, such as loss, grief, fear, anger, abandonment, friendship, leadership, confidence, exhilaration, discovery, forgiveness, family relationships, and love. 

The book definitely has Christian undertones, but few references are made to the Christian faith.  It left me wanting to ask Neale about Christian messages that he hoped to portray through the text.

I would recommend this book to male and female readers that are ages 15+.  It will hold an even greater appeal to readers interested in the outdoors.
I received this book as a gift from Thomas Nelson Publishers, in exchange for my honest review of the product.


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